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Panoramic view of Hayling Beach, high tide
03/08/14
Parking ranging by the time slot - All day 6.00, Overnight [22:00 - 08:00 ] 10.00
Toilets have a shower section,  but didn't try them. Toilets are vandal proof steel type. Drinking water.

Nigel

Nigel & Buddy at Westward Ho!
24/08/07
Our dedicated hosts for the weekend.

Diary summary statistics

By Board
By Sail
By Board/sail
VenuesBoard sizeTotal
085100102106124130150
Weymouth      1 1
North Devon5 1     6
Datchet Reservoir, Windsor   14 218
Poole 2 3832 18
Christchurch 1  2   3
Lepe & Calshot    1   1
Total53141535137

Each cell shows number of sessions, click on a cell for more details.

Weymouth on 18/04/18

Rating:3 star rating
Board:130 litres
Sail:7.5

Got a message from Mark & Paul c they would be in Weymouth for a few days so decided to meet up to get the first of the warmish wind, the forecast for Wednesday was light winds kicking in at lunch time & it was bang on, big kit, sunny ,out with your mates, made for a pleasant afternoons fun, blowing away those winter cobwebs.

North Devon on 30/08/17

Rating:4 star rating
Board:0 litres
Sail:0.0

The high pressure system & glorious sunshine Shone away any hope's of windsurfing. A good turnout being joined by a number of like minded guests which not only boosted the numbers but made the weekend extremely entertaining , with everyone managing to do there own different activities from surfing, speedsailing, cycling, mountain boarding, fishing, canoeing, site seeing & walking, there was plenty to talk about around the evening BBQ/ fire, of course the traditional pub crawl had to be done as well, all came back with a good suntan , some sleep deprivation & a big grin.

Datchet Reservoir, Windsor on 03/08/17

Rating:2 star rating
Board:102 litres
Sail:6.0

Sunny & warm but absolutely horrendous wind conditions , massive gusts followed by big holes, after an hour of that my arms and body were flagging, then it just blew it's socks off and any one on the water with it, unfortunately I ended up on the opposite side of the water to the car park, decided it would be a long walk back, the chop bouncing off the wall was making it pretty hard, until the rescue boat offered me a very welcome lift back. A bit disappointing but I knew I would of been kicking myself if I did not go.

Poole on 27/07/17

Rating:4 star rating
Board:106 litres
Sail:6.0

Most guys were out on 7.0 m so I decided to rig my 6.0 m and gamble on an increase, I did not have to wait long, a strong warm wind, the sun shining, warm waters, happy days, after a while I was getting over powered on my 106 changed boards to my 102 which is more suitable for the choppy conditions ( and has a lot less tendency to play submarines due to increase nose rocker). I also managed to meet up with Paul c which completed the day well.

Poole on 06/06/17

Rating:3 star rating
Board:85 litres
Sail:4.0

Warm sunny conditions and a lot more wind than expected, so time to get to grips with my small kit, a change of mast and different fin helped a lot but the 10 mph fluctuating wind strength did'nt make it any easier and was the difference between planing and sinking still good fun though. Managed to meet up with Carl and Mark which made the day even more enjoyable.

Poole on 14/05/17

Rating:3 star rating
Board:130 litres
Sail:7.5

An enjoyable sail in the bright sunshine warm and windy conditions, a little up and down at first then as usual the wind kept building until I was eventually overpowered , by that time I had been out for a while and run out of steam, so took the easy way out and called it a day.

Christchurch on 30/04/17

Rating:2 star rating
Board:106 litres
Sail:6.0

Decided to go to Christchurch as the wind direction seemed better, good to see and catch up with the shef family and Carl out for some fun as well. The water was very flat but the wind was pretty gusty, good sail while it lasted then the rain came along and killed the wind.

Poole on 18/03/17

Rating:4 star rating
Board:106 litres
Sail:6.0

First time out this year and feeling rusty I arranged to meet up with mark c , then to my surprise I was joined by Andrew & Carl and a few other omwc about as well. The forecast was for 21_ 23 mph of wind and for the first hour out it was nothing like that & I was wishing I had rigged my 7.0 m sail up, then true to form right at lunchtime it's starts really blowing. I was soon over powered on my 106 salom board & after a massive catapult at full speed where my harness stayed on the boom & I was shot clean out of it ( not managed that before) even a kite surfer came over to see if everything was ok, I decided to change down to my 102 freestyle/ wave board for a lot more control. A very enjoyable sail good to see so many omwc's around.

Datchet Reservoir, Windsor on 21/08/16

Rating:3 star rating
Board:130 litres
Sail:7.0

A Datchet day of surprises & humbugs forecast was for 16 mph sunny & warm. I arrived at lunchtime that seems to be the time of changes if they are going to happen & they did. 106 board & 7.0 m sail looked right then after 30 mins it just blew it socks off & me off the water, changed down to 6.0 m but left my 7.0 rigged tied down under my van, 20 mins later it dropped right off, 130 board & 7.0 m sail was perfect for the rest of the day.
A fun sail & met up with some of the regulars who were all saying should of been here yesterday!! Ok I bottled the 40mph wind forecast.

Datchet Reservoir, Windsor on 07/08/16

Rating:3 star rating
Board:106 litres
Sail:6.0

One of my Pet hates about windsurfing is changing sails,i try to avoid it at all cost, today the wind gods were out for revenge. The forecast was to build to 16 mph at lunchtime & stay there all afternoon. I arrived at lunchtime & rigged my 7.0 m & it just kept building, so now rigged my 5.2 instead ,when that was ready it dropped back to 6.0 m ( humbugs ) , three sails rigged & I still not got my wetsuit on. 6.0 m I will stick with it will be fine. I had been on the water having a great time & stopped on the opposite side of the water for a rest, when I came to get going again the board just turned into wind, the fin had fallen out ( more humbugs) I walked up & down the bank & spotted it in about 5 ft of water, retrieved the fin, then the long slog back to fix it.
A cracking hot sunny windy day just a bad start & Finnish.

 
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